French government's failings magnified by Covid-19 epidemic


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They still do not get it. After twelve days of lockdown, and though the peak of the epidemic has still not arrived, the French government has been churning out statements and continuing to spout off in all directions, out of step with what is happening on the ground. While the majority of government ministers and advisors defend the government's actions and decisions, others are privately starting to get worried about the image the executive is portraying of itself during its handling of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.